American Studies
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
61574 AMST 310.005 3 T: The Space-Age Epic FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Hofer, Matthew ARR ARR Online

AMST 310.005 T: The Space-Age Epic

Catalog Description

Varying topics undergraduate course. An in-depth study of one subject in the field of interdisciplinary culture studies. Topics may include material culture, folklore, consumerism, public culture, critical theory, cultural identity and language and representation.

Detailed Course Description

The dates for this interdisciplinary analysis of the fantasy and reality of space travel — 1955 to 1980 — effectively span the period from the planning of the satellite Sputnik I to the first successful flight of the U.S. space shuttle Columbia. Grounded in literature, film, music, history, and philosophy, the course is based on widespread notions of science “fiction” (which is, of course, not limited to prose) becoming thinkable possibility, even “fact.” Beginning after the so-called Golden Age of science fiction and stopping before the rise of Cyberpunk, it adopts the New Wave focus on the person holding the “gizmo” rather than the oddness of the “gizmo” itself.

In terms of critical thinking, its overarching objective is to address in critical, historical, and conceptual contexts the extension of modernist aesthetic innovation into a multi-generic proto-postmodernism that asks meaningful questions about forms of human discovery. Our key themes turn on ideas of normativity and difference, including representation, reality, freedom, authority, and, especially, the self & the other.

There are no prerequisites for this course, and no formal knowledge of literary criticism, history, or theory is required in order to be successful in it. The four inexpensive required texts are available at the UNM bookstore and, of course, online. All of the required films will be available to stream at no cost through BlackBoard Learn.

Textbooks and Materials

Required texts:
Samuel R. Delany, Babel-17/Empire Star (Vintage, 2001)
Edward Dorn, Gunslinger (Duke University Press, 1989)
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven (Scribner, 2008)
William S. Burroughs, Nova Express (Grove, 2013)

The four inexpensive required texts are available at the UNM bookstore and also online through abebooks.com, amazon.com, and the Amazon marketplace. All of the other texts are available through BlackBoard Learn, and all of the films are available to stream through BB Learn (i.e., at no cost).

Orientation

This course does not have an orientation.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

You will be assessed based on your performance on quizzes, reflective journal entries, discussion board posts, and a group final project.

Instructor Email

mrh@unm.edu

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Anthropology
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
61557 ANTH 101.003 3 Introduction to Anthropology FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Mueller, Tanya ARR ARR Online

ANTH 101.003 Introduction to Anthropology

Catalog Description

Surveys the breadth of anthropology, introducing students to archaeology, biological anthropology, ethnology, human evolutionary ecology and linguistics. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core.

Instructor Email

swbaboon@yahoo.com

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56040 ANTH 110.015 3 Language, Culture and the Human Animal FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Jeff, Lyle Kirby ARR ARR Online

ANTH 110.015 Language, Culture and the Human Animal

Catalog Description

Fundamentals of anthropological linguistics. The biological, structural, psychological and social nature of language; implications for cross-cultural theory, research and applications.

Instructor Email

ljeff01@unm.edu

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61559 ANTH 130.003 3 Cultures of the World FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 DeHaas, Jocelyn ARR ARR Online

ANTH 130.003 Cultures of the World

Catalog Description

Basic concepts and methods of cultural anthropology. Selected cultures, ranging from preliterate societies to
aspects of urban civilization. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area.

Detailed Course Description

What is cultural anthropology? The goal of cultural anthropology is to understand human diversity in all its various expressions. Cultural anthropologists are interested in how people in different places adapt to their environment and configure their lives around family, gaining subsistence, language, and religion. You will do this by close examinations of three different societies, but you will also bring in other groups to compare and contrast, and to broaden our understanding of how culture patterns the lives of all people. One objective of this class is for you to come away with a better understanding of yourself and your place within a cultural system. In an increasingly global world, we need to know who are neighbors are, and what our neighbors see when they look at us.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check with the UNM bookstore for information on the course materials. Textbooks may be purchased online and shipped to your location. Refer to http://bookstore.unm.edu/ for textbook information.

Cultural Anthro2 by Robbins and Dowty. 2013. Cengage Learning Press.
978-1-133-60672-7

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

For this course we have chapter quizzes, a midterm and a final. Questions from the quizzes make the majority of midterm and final questions.

Instructor Email

chinsu@unm.edu

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58989 ANTH 150.003 3 Evolution and Human Emergence
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FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Hunley, Keith ARR ARR Online

ANTH 150.003 Evolution and Human Emergence

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The Golden PAW certification recognizes that this course and instructor met the UNM Online Course Best Practices Review Standards. For more information please see our website.

Catalog Description

Fundamentals of biological anthropology and principles of organic evolution, in relation to the biology, ecology and behavior of primates and fossil humans. Biological anthropology concentrators are required, and others are encouraged, to enroll concurrently in 151L. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General education Common Core Curriculum.

Detailed Course Description

What is evolution? How has evolution molded human biological and cultural diversity? What are the broader social and scientific implications of our evolutionary history? This class seeks answers to these enduring questions. The course is divided into four parts. We begin by examining Darwin’s ideas about natural selection and the challenges his ideas have faced over the past 150 years. The second section examines how evolution has shaped the anatomy and behavior of our closest living relatives, the non-human primates. The third part of the class is devoted to investigating the human fossil record and tracing the physical and behavioral evolution of our species over the past five million years. In the fourth section, we study the evolution of modern human behavior in greater depth, and we explore the broader social implications of our evolved behavior.

Course Objectives:
These objectives describe what the student will know or be able to do by the end of the course.
1. Identify scientific hypotheses, and distinguish between falsifiable hypotheses and non-scientific conjecture
2. Define the forces of evolution and explain their effects on levels of variation within and between populations
3. Use Mendel’s laws to predict offspring genotypes and phenotypes from parental genotypes and phenotypes
4. Generate amino acid sequences from DNA sequences
5. Define biological species, allopatric speciation, and adaptive radiation
6. Place prosimian, monkey and ape taxa on a phylogenetic tree, and list the derived traits associated with each taxon
7. Identify primate social structures and mating systems based on the degree of sexual dimorphism and the ecological setting
8. Define sexual selection and the four types of altruism
9. List the hypotheses for why primate brains are large compared to other mammal species
10. List the evolutionary advantages of bipedal locomotion, and list the features of the skull and postcranium that distinguish bipeds from quadrudepal apes
11. List the derived anatomical and behavioral traits of the genus Homo
12. List the derived anatomical and behavioral traits of Homo heidelbergensis and Neandertals, and explain the genetic, archaeological and behavioral evidence associated with each of the hypotheses about why Neandertals disappeared
13. List the derived anatomical and behavioral traits of Homo sapiens and explain where and when these features appeared
14. Distinguish between evolutionary and non-evolutionary hypotheses for the causes of variation in human mate choice, parenting, and cultural institutions
15. Explain why the structure of human genetic and phenotypic diversity is inconsistent with the existence of biological races, and describe the evolution of human culture

Textbooks and Materials

Required Textbook: Robert Boyd and Joan Silk (2011) How Humans Evolved. 7th Edition, available at the UNM bookstore and on Amazon. Ebook or hardcopy. The 6th edition is also acceptable. An ecopy can be found on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Humans-Evolved-Seventh-Robert-Boyd-ebook/dp/B00SLB5RJY/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=

Orientation

This course does not have an orientation.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

Four exams will be given. Students will have a window of time for each exam; the window of time will be specified on the syllabus. Exam 4 is not cumulative. Exams are based on the readings, lectures, films, and the weekly assignments. Each exam is worth 100 points. I drop the lowest exam.

Instructor Email

khunley@unm.edu

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61558 ANTH 160.002 3 Human Life Course FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Mueller, Tanya ARR ARR Online

ANTH 160.002 Human Life Course

Catalog Description

Biology and behavior of the human life course, including the evolution of the life history patterns specific to humans and the impact of population growth and of adaptation to local conditions in promoting human diversity. Students are encouraged, but not required, to enroll concurrently in 161L.

Instructor Email

swbaboon@yahoo.com

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Biology
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
44427 BIOL 123.101 3 Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Howe, Kelly ARR ARR Online

BIOL 123.101 Biology for Health Related Sciences and Non-Majors

Catalog Description

Principles of cell biology, genetics and organismic biology. (Credit not allowed for both 123 and 110. Not accepted toward a Biology major.)

Instructor Email

khowe@unm.edu

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Chicana and Chicano Studies
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
61586 CCS 201.010 3 Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Perea, Patricia ARR ARR Online

CCS 201.010 Introduction to Chicana and Chicano Studies

Catalog Description

Introductory survey of the Mexican American experience in the United States, with special reference to New Mexico. Exploration of historical, political, social, and cultural dimensions.

Instructor Email

pereapm@unm.edu

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56010 CCS 342.003 3 Race, Culture, Gender, Class in NM FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Sanchez, Stephanie ARR ARR Online

CCS 342.003 Race, Culture, Gender, Class in NM

Catalog Description

Hispano and Native perspectives of NM history begin with colonialism, military history, politics, economics, but must also consider culture, gender and class to understand the resilience of people as actors in their own history.

Instructor Email

stephs@unm.edu

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Communication & Journalism
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
58942 CJ 314.017 3 Intercultural Communication FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Isaacson, Kathy ARR ARR Online

CJ 314.017 Intercultural Communication

Catalog Description

Examines cultural influences in communication across ethnic and national boundaries.

Pre- or corequisite: MATH 121 or MATH 129 or MATH 150 or MATH 153 or MATH 162 or MATH 180 or MATH 215 or STAT 145 or UHON 202.

Detailed Course Description

The goal of this class is to heighten sensitivity to and understanding of one’s own cultural grounding as well as that of people who are different from, and to apply alternative communication strategies that result in deliberate and fruitful intercultural outcomes. This cutting-edge and fun course is designed to study the intersection of communication and culture. In this course, culture is defined broadly to include a variety of contexts, such as nationality, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, and class.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check with the UNM bookstore for information on the course materials. Textbooks may be purchased online and shipped to your location. Refer to http://bookstore.unm.edu/ for textbook information.

Martin, N. J & Nakayama, K. T (2013). Intercultural Communication in Contexts. (6th Ed.) McGraw Hill, New York.

Orientation

This course does not have an orientation.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

Exams (2 exams): 50 points each x 2 = 100 points
Exam # 1 due during January 3-5, 2018
Exam #2 due during January 10-13, 2018
You will take two exams throughout the course of the semester. Each exam is worth 50 points. The exams will consist of “objective” (i.e. multiple choice and T/F) questions. They will test your understanding and ability to apply key concepts and theory. I emphasize critical thinking and application over memorization on exams. Read carefully the “summary” and “key words” sections of each chapter. All exams will be completed via Learn in the “assessments” tab. You will have 60 minutes once you start. Exams are open book, but you will want to make sure you studied the material beforehand. The amount of time allotted is only sufficient to look up a few questions so you’ll need to know most of the answers ahead of time. The exam will be open for the 3-4 days as indicated, but once you start, you have to finish it in the time allotted.

Instructor Email

kathyisaacson@gmail.com

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61590 CJ 327.007 3 Persuasive Communication FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Ginossar, Tamar ARR ARR Online

CJ 327.007 Persuasive Communication

Catalog Description

Analysis, practice and evaluation of principles of attitude change for a variety of interpersonal and public communication situations.

Pre- or corequisite: MATH 121 or MATH 129 or MATH 150 or MATH 153 or MATH 162 or MATH 180 or MATH 215 or STAT 145 or UHON 202.

Instructor Email

TGinossar@salud.unm.edu

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61589 CJ 340.010 3 Communication in Organizations FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Muneri, Cleophas ARR ARR Online

CJ 340.010 Communication in Organizations

Catalog Description

Examines current theories of organizational behavior with emphasis on communication patterns and practices. Attention to superior-subordinate communication, formal and informal communication networks, authority and power.

Instructor Email

cmuneri@unm.edu

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61588 CJ 466.004 3 Media Law & Ethics FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Doland, Gwyneth ARR ARR Online

CJ 466.004 Media Law & Ethics

Catalog Description

Intersection of journalism and mass communication with society and its ethical standards and laws. Focus on news media and ethical and legal issues in advertising, public relations and management.

Prerequisite: 171L.

Pre- or corequisite: STAT 145.

Instructor Email

gwynethd@unm.edu

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Dance
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
61592 DANC 105.004 3 Dance Appreciation
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FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Velasco, Melissa ARR ARR Online

DANC 105.004 Dance Appreciation

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The Golden PAW certification recognizes that this course and instructor met the UNM Online Course Best Practices Review Standards. For more information please see our website.

Catalog Description

A lecture and discussion course introducing the study of dance as technique, spectacle and ritual for today’s audience. Course fee required.

Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113).

Instructor Email

birdvelasco@gmail.com

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Economics
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
55952 ECON 105.012 3 Introductory Macroeconomics FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Dixon, Dave ARR ARR Online

ECON 105.012 Introductory Macroeconomics

Catalog Description

Economics on a national scale: determination of national income, employment level, inflation and impact of policies affecting money supply, interest rates and government programs. Current macroeconomic issues and problems. (Prerequisite for most upper-division courses).

Detailed Course Description

Please visit, http://www.unm.edu/~ddixon/classes/Econ105_2017_4_Intersession_012/index.html, for more information about ECON 105.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check with the UNM bookstore for information on the course materials. Textbooks may be purchased online and shipped to your location. Refer to http://bookstore.unm.edu/ for textbook information.

Instructor Email

ddixon@unm.edu

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55953 ECON 106.003 3 Introductory Microeconomics FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Reiser, Cristina ARR ARR Online

ECON 106.003 Introductory Microeconomics

Catalog Description

Exploration of individual consumer behavior, production decisions by the firm and supply and demand relationships in the marketplace. Examination of the international dimension of production and consumption choices. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (NMCCN 2123). (Prerequisite for most upper-division courses.)

Detailed Course Description

This is a fully online course for introductory microeconomics - the branch of economics that examines individual, household and firm-level decision-making under scarcity. Because this is an introductory course, we’re going to examine many different yet interesting topics. We begin by analyzing why trade is good and introducing the demand and supply framework. We then use this framework to understand economic efficiency and how government regulation can change market outcomes. Then, we move on to explain how firms make decisions to maximize profit, and look at how this changes under different market structures including perfect competition and monopoly. We end the course by applying what we’ve learned by looking at some special topics in microeconomics, time permitting - externalities and corrective measures, international trade and trade policy, and income distribution, poverty, and the welfare state.

All course content (including narrated lectures and discussion board assignments) will be administered through Learn (https://learn.unm.edu/) while labs and exams will be administered through MyEconLab (MEL) (http://www.myeconlab.com).

Textbooks and Materials

Please check with the UNM bookstore for information on the course materials. Textbooks may be purchased online and shipped to your location. Refer to http://bookstore.unm.edu/ for textbook information.

The required textbook for this course is Microeconomics (6th edition) by Hubbard and O’Brien and the required online homework site is MyEconLab® (MEL).

The UNM bookstore offers to options - (i) “regular package” (bound text, e-text, and MEL access code and (ii) the e-text and MEL access code. Please choose only one.

Orientation

There's an orientation module that you do have to go through. There are "orientation assignments" (e.g., take a syllabus quiz, register for MEL, etc.) that you do need to do before you can access all of the course materials.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

Web conferencing is not required for this course, but I am available to meet via web conference if you'd like to. Just send me an email and we can set up a time that works.

Testing

Exams will be administered through MyEconLab (MEL) (http://www.myeconlab.com).

Instructor Email

creiser@unm.edu

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English
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
61575 ENGL 219.028 3 Technical and Professional Writing FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Benz, Stephen ARR ARR Online

ENGL 219.028 Technical and Professional Writing

Catalog Description

Practice in writing and editing of workplace documents, including correspondence, reports and proposals. (EPW)

Prerequisite: 110 or 112 or 113 with a B or better, or 120 with C or better, or ACT=>26 or SAT=>610.

Detailed Course Description

English 219 focuses on how to write and design documents commonly found in the professional workplace. We'll learn about creating documents such as professional letters, memos, procedures, manuals, proposals, and analytical reports. Our focus will be on the appropriate structure, writing style, and page layout to use in producing documents that are aimed at meeting readers’ needs.

Textbooks and Materials

All materials are provided as PDFs.

Orientation

This course does not have an orientation.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

This course does not have exams.

Instructor Email

sbenz@unm.edu

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61576 ENGL 219.033 3 Technical and Professional Writing FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Speidel, Zoe ARR ARR Online

ENGL 219.033 Technical and Professional Writing

Catalog Description

Practice in writing and editing of workplace documents, including correspondence, reports and proposals. (EPW)

Prerequisite: 110 or 112 or 113 with a B or better, or 120 with C or better, or ACT=>26 or SAT=>610.

Instructor Email

zoespeidel@unm.edu

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61577 ENGL 220.025 3 Expository Writing FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Shigekuni, Julie ARR ARR Online

ENGL 220.025 Expository Writing

Catalog Description

An intermediate course with emphasis on rhetorical types, structure and style.

Prerequisite: 110 with a B or better, or English 120 with C or better, or ACT=>26 or SAT=>610, or successful Writing
Proficiency Portfolio.

Instructor Email

jshig@unm.edu

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61611 ENGL 315.001 3 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Coleman, Finnie ARR ARR Online

ENGL 315.001 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature

Catalog Description

Combines the study of literature with the study of outside materials from history, sociology or other disciplines. Examples include Religion and Literature, Law and Literature, Literature of the Depression and Medieval Literature and Culture.

Instructor Email

coleman@unm.edu

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61573 ENGL 388.002 3 T: Space-Age Epic FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Hofer, Matthew ARR ARR Online

ENGL 388.002 T: Space-Age Epic

Catalog Description

Examination of formal, thematic, and/or historical relationships between literary and cinematic forms including study of adaptations and/or interrelations between film and literature as a means of cultural expressions.

Detailed Course Description

The dates for this interdisciplinary analysis of the fantasy and reality of space travel — 1955 to 1980 — effectively span the period from the planning of the satellite Sputnik I to the first successful flight of the U.S. space shuttle Columbia. Grounded in literature, film, music, history, and philosophy, the course is based on widespread notions of science “fiction” (which is, of course, not limited to prose) becoming thinkable possibility, even “fact.” Beginning after the so-called Golden Age of science fiction and stopping before the rise of Cyberpunk, it adopts the New Wave focus on the person holding the “gizmo” rather than the oddness of the “gizmo” itself.

In terms of critical thinking, its overarching objective is to address in critical, historical, and conceptual contexts the extension of modernist aesthetic innovation into a multi-generic proto-postmodernism that asks meaningful questions about forms of human discovery. Our key themes turn on ideas of normativity and difference, including representation, reality, freedom, authority, and, especially, the self & the other.

There are no prerequisites for this course, and no formal knowledge of literary criticism, history, or theory is required in order to be successful in it. The four inexpensive required texts are available at the UNM bookstore and, of course, online. All of the required films will be available to stream at no cost through BlackBoard Learn.

Textbooks and Materials

Required texts:
Samuel R. Delany, Babel-17/Empire Star (Vintage, 2001)
Edward Dorn, Gunslinger (Duke University Press, 1989)
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven (Scribner, 2008)
William S. Burroughs, Nova Express (Grove, 2013)

The four inexpensive required texts are available at the UNM bookstore and also online through abebooks.com, amazon.com, and the Amazon marketplace. All of the other texts are available through BlackBoard Learn, and all of the films are available to stream through BB Learn (i.e., at no cost).

Orientation

This course does not have an orientation.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

You will be assessed based on your performance on quizzes, reflective journal entries, discussion board posts, and a group final project.

Instructor Email

mrh@unm.edu

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Geography
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
61609 GEOG 101.004 3 Home Planet: Land Water Life FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Wiley, Cody ARR ARR Online

GEOG 101.004 Home Planet: Land Water Life

Catalog Description

World geography; physical elements. Use of maps and globes for a systematic analysis of world climates, vegetation, soils and landforms and their distribution, interrelation and significance to humans. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area III: Science.

Detailed Course Description

Curious about our Home Planet? Learn about environmental systems from the Geographer's perspective. We'll explore the how and why of global, regional, and local patterns of climate and weather, mountains and valleys, plants, animals, and more here!

What's your favorite place in the whole world? 'Follow' your place over the semester with posts to the class on how Land, Water, and Life shape and are shaped by their location on Earth. Other assignments include small group discussions on a variety of topics including those we see on the news every day.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check with the UNM bookstore for information on the course materials. Textbooks may be purchased online and shipped to your location. Refer to http://bookstore.unm.edu/ for textbook information.

Required textbook:
Geosystems Core 1e
Christopherson et al
ISBN 978-0-321-83474-4
available at UNM bookstore

Optional software Google Earth free download earth.google.com
Optional Goode's World Atlas 23e, Sutton ed., ISBN 978-0-13-386464-9 available at UNM Bookstore.

Orientation

This class starts with an introductory module (unit) in Learn.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

Weekly quizzes, midterm, and final exams are online through Learn.

Instructor Email

cwiley@unm.edu

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Linguistics
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
56037 LING 101.015 3 Introduction to the Study of Language FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Jeff, Lyle Kirby ARR ARR Online

LING 101.015 Introduction to the Study of Language

Catalog Description

Broad overview of the nature of language: language structure, biology of language, language learning, language and thought, bilingualism, social and regional variation and educational implications. Intended to fulfill breadth requirements in any college. LING 101 and ANTH 110 may not both be counted for credit.

Instructor Email

ljeff01@unm.edu

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Management
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
61612 MGMT 302.001 3 Accounting Cycle FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Tepper, Robert ARR ARR Online

MGMT 302.001 Accounting Cycle

Catalog Description

An examination of accounting cycle topics in a corporation utilizing a web-based artificially intelligent assessment system. Topics include journal entries, transactions effects on accounts, adjusting entries, statement preparation, closing entries, and coverage of merchandising firms.

Detailed Course Description

This course examines the topics that comprise the accounting cycle of a corporation and is web-based utilizing ALEKS, an artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to determine what a student knows and then provides instruction on new topics the student is ready to learn. The topics covered include journal entries, effects of transactions on accounts, adjusting entries, financial statement preparation, closing entries, and coverage of merchandising firms. Students complete topics as needed and progress is tracked on a pie chart. Our hope is that students who show a high level of mastery in ALEKS will have the necessary foundation for success in subsequent financial accounting courses. This course should be of particular benefit to students who plan on taking Financial Accounting I or II during Spring 2018 or Fall 2018, particularly if it has been more than one semester since the student completed introductory financial accounting or the student did not perform at a high level in the introductory course (i.e. a final grade of less than an A). Others may find it helpful for CPA exam review or for one hour of accounting credit.

Textbooks and Materials

No textbook required. ALEKS code is available online.

Orientation

There will be an orientation in Learn.

Face to Face Meetings

Completely optional face-to-face meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018, 5:30-6:30 pm for those interested in the CPA exam and careers in accounting. If you are interested, but cannot attend, the PP slides from the presentation will be posted on Learn.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

This course does not have exams.

Instructor Email

rjtepper@unm.edu

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Music
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
55961 MUS 139.007 3 Music Appreciation
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FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Lau, Jennifer ARR ARR Online

MUS 139.007 Music Appreciation

The Golden Paw Seal.

The Golden PAW certification recognizes that this course and instructor met the UNM Online Course Best Practices Review Standards. For more information please see our website.

Catalog Description

Designed to expand the student's ability to listen actively to Western classical art music; a survey of the various genres including chamber music, symphonic and vocal repertoire. Includes live guest performances. No musical background necessary. Meets NM Lower Division general Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

Detailed Course Description

This course will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of music and music notation. The primary focus will be the development of listening skills through the examination of Western classical music of the Medieval Period to the 20th century. You will apply these concepts to musical selections of your choice (many students choose country, hip hop, or pop songs) in a series of writing assignments, and consider current trends in a series of group discussions.

Textbooks and Materials

There is no required textbook. Materials are provided within the course and through a database provided by the UNM Fine Arts Library.

Orientation

This course does not have an orientation.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face to face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Instructor Email

jlau@unm.edu

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55963 MUS 142.004 3 Rock Music Appreciation FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Kostur, Glenn ARR ARR Online

MUS 142.004 Rock Music Appreciation

Catalog Description

An introduction to the fundamentals of music and the development of listening skills through the examination of rock music, including its history, styles and significance in the realm of popular music. No musical background necessary.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check with the UNM bookstore for information on the course materials. Textbooks may be purchased online and shipped to your location. Refer to http://bookstore.unm.edu/ for textbook information.

Think Rock, by Kevin Dettmar

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

The course has eight modules, and a quiz for each module.

Instructor Email

gkostur@unm.edu

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61579 MUS 376.002 3 Film Music History
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FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Corbin-Swalin, Paula ARR ARR Online

MUS 376.002 Film Music History

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Catalog Description

A survey of film music history, technology and technique from the silent film era to the present. No musical experience necessary.

Detailed Course Description

This course surveys film music history from the beginnings of the genre to the present. Objectives include gaining an understanding of the role of music in film, learning techniques and terminology used by composers, directors and producers in creating music for film; and analyzing film scores. Coursework includes listening to lots of music, watching films, reading, writing, online discussions and quizzes, and detailed analysis of specific film scenes.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check with the UNM bookstore for information on the course materials. Textbooks may be purchased online and shipped to your location. Refer to http://bookstore.unm.edu/ for textbook information.

Required Textbook: Hickman, Roger. Reel music: exploring 100 years of film music - 2nd edition. New York: W. W. Norton, 2017. Contact the UNM Bookstore. You can purchase the textbook (ISBN: 978-0-393-93766-4) or lease the eBook (ISBN: 978-0-393-63114-2).

Throughout the semester you will be required to view several films. A free version will be offered, requiring a wired, fast internet connection. Also, they are available to borrow from the UNM Libraries. If you choose not to utilize one of these options, you may rent the films from iTunes, Netflix or Amazon. Please factor in the cost of $50 (approximate) for renting/purchasing these films.

During the semester you will listen to lots of music and watch films. For streaming films, you will need a good internet connection, a laptop, tablet or computer with good audio and video capability, and speakers or headphones. If you choose to borrow DVD versions of some of the films, you will need a DVD player and television. The listening assignments are available through UNM’s library databases, accessible with your UNM Net ID and password. A good internet connection and headphones or speakers are required.

Orientation

The first course module provides an orientation to Learn and to the course.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

All assessment items are completed online in Learn. Assessment items are available for a number of days before they are due, and can be completed at the student's convenience.

Instructor Email

pcswalin@unm.edu

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Philosophy
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
61580 PHIL 101.007 3 Introduction to Philosophy FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Thomas, Carolyn ARR ARR Online

PHIL 101.007 Introduction to Philosophy

Catalog Description

Philosophical issues and methodology illustrated through selected problems concerning values, knowledge, reality; and in social, political and religious philosophy. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education

Detailed Course Description

This completely online Intersession course of “Introduction to Philosophy” will introduce you philosophic wonder, thought, and thinking. We’ll read, think, question, discuss, and write about persistent philosophical questions, such as those about life's meaning, the existence of God, death, virtue, knowledge and truth, personhood, emotion, race, moral duties, freedom, and the philosophic life itself.

Please note: This online course covers the work of a 16-week semester in less than 3 weeks and offers the same credit as a full semester course. To earn that full-semester credit in so little time, you must complete readings and submit written work nearly every day of that 3-week period.

Required work includes readings, discussion thread posts, quizzes, journal entries, midterm and final exam. No textbook or text purchase required. You must have reliable Internet access, but no other special equipment is necessary.

Textbooks and Materials

No book purchased required. All course materials will be provided online within the course.

Orientation

If you're new to online learning, the course materials will provide orientation. The course instructor is available to provide additional orientation assistance.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

This course has two exams, a midterm and final. Both exams are take place online within the course.

Please note: students who do not submit a Midterm Exam will be dropped from the course. Students who do not submit a Final Exam will receive the grade "F" for the course.

Instructor Email

cthom@unm.edu

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61581 PHIL 156.007 3 Reasoning and Critical Thinking FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Gatsch, Brian ARR ARR Online

PHIL 156.007 Reasoning and Critical Thinking

Catalog Description

The purpose of this course is to help students learn how to analyze, critique and construct arguments in context--- in other words, how to read and write argumentative essays. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

Detailed Course Description

How can you tell if an argument makes sense? What separates a good argument from a bad one? In this online course, students will learn the skills necessary to construct, analyze, and critically assess arguments. Beginning with the basic principles of reason and logic, students will acquire the abilities necessary to extract arguments from philosophical texts, evaluate the strength of these arguments, and craft written responses to them. We will also be analyzing classic philosophical texts that have profoundly influenced the structure and development of Western civilization.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check with the UNM bookstore for information on the course materials. Textbooks may be purchased online and shipped to your location. Refer to http://bookstore.unm.edu/ for textbook information.

Required texts:

Critical Thinking, An Introduction to the Basic Skills (7th Edition), by William Hughes, Jonathan Lavery, Katheryn Doran (Broadview Press).

Elements of Style (4th Edition), by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White, (Pearson)

Orientation

This course does not have an orientation.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

This course has four short quizzes that are administered through the Learn page for the course. There is no time limit for the completion of the quizzes.

Instructor Email

bgatsch@unm.edu

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Psychology
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
46443 PSY 105.044 3 General Psychology FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Hodge, Gordon ARR ARR Online

PSY 105.044 General Psychology

Catalog Description

Overview of the major content areas in psychology. Topics to be covered include learning, cognition, perception, motivation, biological systems, social and abnormal psychology, development, personality and approaches to psychotherapy. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Detailed Course Description

General Psychology 105 is an introduction to the subjects of the scientific method, neuroscience, human development, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, learning and memory, thought and language, motivation and emotion, personality, abnormal behavior, therapy, and social behavior. In other words, Psych 105 covers about everything relating to you and me and everyone; it’s about what we’re made of and how we function; it’s about all our similarities and differences; it’s about neurons and muscles and hopes and dreams. That’s a lot of ground to cover; and, in fact, we are not going to be able to cover everything--at least not in the lectures. However, between the lectures and the textbook and the quizzes, we will cover the most important findings and ideas of psychology.

By the end of the course:
1. Explain how the scientific method and psychological research methodologies are used to study the mind and behavior.
2. Recall key terms, concepts, and theories in the areas of neuroscience, learning, memory, cognition, intelligence, motivation and emotion, development, personality, health, disorders and therapies, and social psychology.
3. Explain how information provided in this course can be applied to life in the real world.
4. Identify the major theoretical schools of thought that exist in psychology as they relate to the self, the culture, and the society.

IMPORTANT: The course requires a lot of work, but most students find the work (mostly online quizzes that are the main way you will learn the material) to be manageable and even report liking them most of the other course components. You should not take the 4-week course if you're taking any other 4-week course or if you have a heavy outside work load.

Textbooks and Materials

Once the course begins, you will have immediate access to all course materials online through a UNM Bookstore sponsored feature called Inclusive Access. When you begin the course, you will click on the RedShelf link on the HomePage to gain access to the textbook--both standard and enhanced (Adaptive Learning), as well as to most of the assessments. To take the course you must purchase these materials, there is no alternative. The cost, as reported by the Bookstore is $153.75 and will be charged automatically to your Bursar's Account if you remain in the course. It's free to begin with, to give you a chance to see if you want to continue. You'll probably have a week to decide if you want to continue.

Orientation

The course Orientation is presented in the first Lecture Video. You will receive course points for watching and participating in recorded lectures.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

his course uses a proven system of studying called "Test-Enhanced Learning." (If you like, I would be happy to send you links to research papers demonstrating it's effectiveness.) You will take lots of quizzes, which count for more points than any other component. You will learn the material by taking the quizzes. Alternatively, you may choose to complete quizzes contained within the included Adaptive-Learning online textbook. There are 17 chapters; each chapter has 3 sets of quizzes; each quiz set consists of 20 randomly selected questions from a larger pool of chapter material; you must complete each quiz set by taking the quizzes in that set at least 6 times (some students prefer to take them even more); by following instructions, only your highest score will count. Each chapter has a chapter test. Every 4 chapters or so, there is a quarterly exam. And there is a cumulative Final Exam.

Instructor Email

ghodge@unm.edu

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46417 PSY 240.043 3 Brain & Behavior FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Clark, Vincent ARR ARR Online

PSY 240.043 Brain & Behavior

Catalog Description

A general survey of the biological foundations of behavior. Emphasis is on the central nervous system.

Prerequisite: PSY 105 or BIOL 110 or BIOL 123.

Detailed Course Description

We live in a time of rapid discovery regarding how the human nervous system is formed and how it functions to help us perceive and interact with the world around us. Psych 240 is designed to provide the basic concepts to understand these discoveries, evaluate news reports, seek further information, and even begin to pursue a career in this area.

An introductory biology course is highly recommended for those with limited biology background. This course will review in detail the neuroanatomy and physiology of the nervous system, so those without basic background knowledge of cell biology and genetics may have a difficult time keeping up.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check with the UNM bookstore for information on the course materials. Textbooks may be purchased online and shipped to your location. Refer to http://bookstore.unm.edu/ for textbook information.

Kolb, B. & Whishaw, I. Q. (2016). An Introduction to Brain and Behavior, 5th Edition. Worth Publishers, New York, NY.

Orientation

This course does not have an orientation.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

This course has exams that will be administered online.

Instructor Email

vclark@unm.edu

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46444 PSY 332.042 3 Abnormal Behavior FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Gagnon, Bruno ARR ARR Online

PSY 332.042 Abnormal Behavior

Catalog Description

Review of the historical, scientific and ethical issues in the field of psychopathology. Categorization of deviant behavior, theories of abnormal behavior, systems of therapy and relevant research are covered.

Prerequisite: PSY 105.

Detailed Course Description

An introduction to the exciting world of psychopathology or mental illness. We will look at the definitions and origins of mental illness as well as treatments. The course is divided into modules each corresponding to several chapters in our text. Your learning will be assessed through short answer focus questions, video reviews, group discussions, and a mid term and final. No course paper.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check with the UNM bookstore for information on the course materials. Textbooks may be purchased online and shipped to your location. Refer to http://bookstore.unm.edu/ for textbook information.

Orientation

This course does not have an orientation.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

There are two non-proctored exams.

Instructor Email

bornet@unm.edu

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58976 PSY 344.040 3 Human Neuropsychology FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Clark, Benjamin ARR ARR Online

PSY 344.040 Human Neuropsychology

Catalog Description

The analysis of brain-behavior relationships regarding affect and higher cognitive functions (language, memory, spatial reasoning) in humans.

Prerequisite: PSY 240.

Detailed Course Description

This course is concerned primarily with the organization of the human brain, the manner in which the brain normally produces thoughts, feelings, movements, perceptions, memories, etc., and the manner in which neuropsychologists go about evaluating the consequences of brain disease, disorders, and repair.

Textbooks and Materials

Please check with the UNM bookstore for information on the course materials. Textbooks may be purchased online and shipped to your location. Refer to http://bookstore.unm.edu/ for textbook information.

Kolb & Whishaw, Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology, 7th Edition

Orientation

This course does not have an orientation.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

The exams will take place online in Learn.

Instructor Email

bnjclark@unm.edu

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52634 PSY 364.041 3 Psychology of Perception FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Jackson, Eric ARR ARR Online

PSY 364.041 Psychology of Perception

Catalog Description

Study of the methods organisms use to gain information about objects. The sensory processes are discussed as a basis for description of more complex perceptual phenomena. Prerequisite: PSY 260 or PSY 265

Instructor Email

ejackson@unm.edu

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Religion
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
61582 RELG 107.003 3 Living World Religions FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Barnes, William ARR ARR Online

RELG 107.003 Living World Religions

Catalog Description

Introduction to major living world religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.

Instructor Email

whb100@unm.edu

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61587 RELG 107.004 3 Living World Religions FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Candelaria, Michael ARR ARR Online

RELG 107.004 Living World Religions

Catalog Description

Introduction to major living world religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.

Detailed Course Description

This course is an introduction to the living world religions--Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course begins with a survey of the theory of religion and of primordial and indigenous religions. Course examines origins, historical development, symbols,beliefs, practices, institutions, art, and architecture of world religions. There is also a consideration of the relevance of religions to current world events.

Textbooks and Materials

Our textbook is Candelaria, Introduction to World Religions, and is available for free on our Learn home page.

Orientation

This course does not have an orientation.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

There is a multiple choice quiz at the end of each module. There are about 7 modules. There is no final exam.

Instructor Email

mcandel@unm.edu

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61583 RELG 263.006 3 Eastern Religions FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Shetiva, Vibha ARR ARR Online

RELG 263.006 Eastern Religions

Catalog Description

A study of major Asian traditions, such as Taoism, Hinduism and Buddhism.

Instructor Email

vs2015@unm.edu

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Spanish
CRN Course# Credits Course Title Part of Term Instructor Days Times Delivery
61585 SPAN 302.041 3 Developing Spanish Writing Skills FA 17 Intersession: 12/15/2017 - 1/14/2018 Holguin-Chaparro, Carmen Julia ARR ARR Online

SPAN 302.041 Developing Spanish Writing Skills

Catalog Description

Taught in Spanish (required for major study). Emphasis on developing Spanish written expression.

Detailed Course Description

El objetivo principal de este curso es que los estudiantes desarrollen la destreza de la escritura del español. Para lograr dicho objetivo, se abordarán las distintas etapas de la escritura (preparación, redacción y revisión) mediante el análisis y práctica de varios tipos de textos, p.ej. descriptivos, narrativos, expositivos y argumentativos, así como del repaso de los principales aspectos gramaticales del español.

Textbooks and Materials

The materials will be available in a folder inside the course.

Face to Face Meetings

This course does not have face-to-face meetings.

Web Conferencing

This course does not have web conferencing.

Testing

This course does not have exams.

Instructor Email

cjhch@unm.edu

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